Sunday 31 August 2014

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Kids eat free at Revolution Cheltenham

Ends Sunday 31 August 2014

Refuel your little ones for free at Revolution Cheltenham this summer.

This summer, Cheltenham children can fill up on a free main, dessert and drink for lunch or dinner at Revolution, when...

Kids Roam Free at Westonbirt Arboretum

Ends Sunday 31 August 2014

Little ones go free at popular family destination Westonbirt Arboretum this summer.

Kids go free at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer, with workshops and trails galore to keep the little ones entertained...

Book online and save 10 per cent at Slimbridge

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Save 10 percent on the admission price to Slimbridge when you book online.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre offers a fantastic value day out all year round, with the added chance to now save 10 per cent...

Hot lists

50 free things to do in the summer holidays in Gloucestershire

Get 50 ideas for free things to do in Gloucestershire this summer, including feeding rare breed animals at St James City Farm.

Discover 50 ways to keep the kids entertained in Gloucestershire during the school summer holidays, without spending a...

26 fun places to take the kids when it rains in Gloucestershire

Coming in at No.1, Cattle Country Adventure Park is a great place to head when the heavens open – with the big slides being one of the most popular indoor attractions.

Discover 26 places to take the kids when the sun disappears and the heavens open in Gloucestershire.

Events

Wildlife Explorers at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Sunday 31 August 2014

Gloucestershire children will be getting closer to nature than ever before, at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this summer.

Kids can take on the great skull challenge, embark on mini beast hunts, go pond dipping and much more at Slimbridge Wetland...

Balcarras Sports Centre Play Scheme in Cheltenham

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Drop the kids off at Balcarras Sports Centre this summer, where six weeks of fun and games awaits.

A fun-filled six weeks of daytrips, sports tournaments, craft activities and more await Cheltenham children this summer,...

Meet Rex and other Dinosaurs at The Wilson

Sunday 31 August to Sunday 28 September 2014

Visitors of all ages can get hands-on with an array of interactive fun.

Go nose-to-nose with a T-Rex skull, measure up to a Diplodocus bone and marvel at the size of Megalosaurus, at The Wilson...

Rock School in Stroud

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Beyond Eternity’s Rock School promises to be an invaluable week for budding performers.

Children between the ages of 11 and 19 will have the chance to unleash their inner rock gods, when Stroud Subscription...

King's Fest in the Cotswolds

Sunday 31 August 2014

Mouth-watering food, live music and free-flowing real ales will all feature in King’s Fest 2014.

Head to The King’s Arms for a fantastic weekend of mouth-watering food, live music and free-flowing real ales, to round...

The Crown and Sceptre Country Fair, Outer Fringe and Beer Festival

Sunday 31 August 2014

The Crown and Sceptre will be abuzz with revellers during its three-day feast of food, music and crafts.

The Crown and Sceptre Country Fair, Outer Fringe and Beer Festival 2014 promises a bevy of bands, baking, crafts and lip-smacking...

Games Week in Cheltenham

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Games Week offers endless amounts of energetic fun for Cheltenham nippers, during the summer holidays.

Dodgeball, athletics, football and more will all form part of Games Week at Leckhampton Primary School this summer, culminating...

September Start Advice Sessions at Gloucestershire College

Wednesday 3 to Thursday 18 September 2014

Not sure about which course of study is the right one for you? Then head to a September Start Advice Session at Gloucestershire College, where you can get the help you need to make an informed decision.

Discover the diverse array of part-time, full-time and higher education courses on offer at Gloucestershire College, during...

The Falconry Weekend in Newent

Sunday 31 August 2014

Bird lovers will be in their element as The Falconry Weekend promises impressive displays.

The Falconry Weekend is back again in 2014 with two jam-packed days of bird displays, dog shows, stalls and food and drink...

Phoenix Festival in Cirencester

Sunday 31 August 2014

The Phoenix Festival will return to Abbey Grounds for free family fun. © Richard Sudbury

Enjoy a free family festival in the heart of the Cotswolds, when Cirencester plays host to Phoenix Festival, featuring...

Planetarium Theatre Shows in Gloucester

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Back to the Moon for Good at Gloucester City Museum is an unmissable adventure for space explorers of all ages.

Immerse yourself in a race to the moon, 40 years after the historic Apollo landings, when Gloucester City Museum beams...

Outer Space show at Gloucester City Museum

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Gloucester City Museum promises a plethora of geology-focused activities this summer.

Take the little ones to Gloucester City Museum for an evening under the stars this summer, including a live 20-minute...

Le Havre alfresco screening in Cheltenham

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Watch warm-hearted French film, Le Havre, in the open-air at Sandford Parks Lido.

Described as ‘a charming, deadpan delight’, catch hit French flick, Le Havre, on the big screen at Sandford Parks Lido,...

Jonathan's Jungle Roadshow at the Dean Heritage Centre

Sunday 31 August 2014

Meet everything from bugs and lizards to snakes and frogs at the Dean Heritage Centre… if you dare!

Get up close to an array of creepy crawlies and reptiles at the Dean Heritage Centre, where Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow...

The Merchant of Venice in Naunton

Sunday 31 August 2014

Catch Rain or Shine’s alfresco production of The Merchant of Venice, right on your doorstep in Gloucestershire.

Romantic intrigue, cunning duplicity and comical foolery combine in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, being presented...

Love Local and Organic Food Festival at Whole Foods

Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 September 2014

Get your fill of fine produce during the Love Local and Organic Food Festival at Whole Foods.

From artisan chocolates and award-winning teas to tasty chutneys and triple distilled gin, celebrate the very best local...

Northleach Steam and Vintage Show

Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 September 2014

Expect to see a dizzying array of classic cars, steam trains and much more at Northleach Steam and Vintage Show 2014.

Boasting classic cars, steam trains, engines, military cars and more, The Northleach Steam and Vintage show will be back...

Made in the Cotswolds Festival

Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 September 2014

Made in the Cotswolds 2014 will showcase the Cotswolds’ hidden talents.

Delve into a feast of creative fun, when Made in the Cotswolds Festival returns to various locations across the pretty...

Mega Roller Disco in Cheltenham

Saturday 13 September 2014

Get your skates on this September, when the Mega Roller Disco returns to Cheltenham.

Get your skates on for the next Cheltenham Mega Roller Disco, rolling into the Town Hall this September for family and...

Events

Frampton Country Fair

Sunday 14 September 2014

Experience popular country pursuits at this year’s Frampton Country Fair.

Enjoy a family-fun day out at Frampton Country Fair 2014, featuring a jam-packed line-up of popular country pursuits....

The Gruffalo at Everyman Theatre

Tuesday 16 to Wednesday 17 September 2014

Book tickets for this family favourite before it’s too late!

Join Mouse on his adventures through the deep, dark woods when the stage adaptation of The Gruffalo arrives at Cheltenham’s...

Strike a Light Festival

Thursday 25 to Monday 29 September 2014

The Black Album comprises three distinctly different hip hop choreographies to everything from Linkin Park to Mozart. Don’t miss it on the Saturday of Strike a Light 2014.

Sparking creativity in local artists, performers and even residents, the third annual Strike a Light Festival will feature...

Stowell Park Open Garden

Sunday 14 September 2014

Round up the family to explore Stowell Park this September.

From peach houses and vineries to woodland and water gardens spanning thousands of acres, discover one of the Cotswolds’...

Museum Detectives Club in Gloucester

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Discover the secrets of Gloucester City Museum during its new series of detective clubs.

Kids can play detective at Gloucester City Museum this summer, in four special club sessions chocked full of crafts, stories,...

Speech House Vintage Show in the Forest of Dean

Sunday 14 September 2014

Expect to find plenty of vintage vehicles, machinery, family activities and more at the Speech House Vintage Show 2014.

Vintage enthusiasts and fun-seeking families alike will be able to enjoy a day of classic vehicles and machinery, trade...

Wycliffe College Open Day

Saturday 27 September 2014

Discover all that Wycliffe College has to offer your child, during the anticipated Open Day this September.

Head to Wycliffe College’s Open Day this autumn to discover its stunning location, superb pastoral care, state-of-the-art...

Five Valleys Walk in Stroud

Sunday 28 September 2014

Step on it and get walking across the Five Valleys to raise funds for Meningitis Now.

All ages and abilities can join Meningitis Now for a 21-mile walk through the stunning Cotswolds countryside this September....

Cheltenham College Open Morning

Saturday 11 October 2014

Discover the outstanding academic and extracurricular facilities on offer at the prestigious Cheltenham College this autumn.

Cheltenham College will be abuzz with teachers, pupils, and families this October when it opens its doors to prospective...

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers at Roses Theatre

Saturday 11 October 2014

Another thrilling and powerful show is promised by the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers in Tewkesbury.

Catch Japanese drumming sensations, the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, for an evening that will get your heart beating at the...

Frightmare at Over Farm

Saturday 18 October to Saturday 1 November 2014

Are you brave enough to face a plethora of Halloween-themed activities at Over Farm?

The South West’s biggest Halloween event will return to Over Farm Market for its 13th year of scares, featuring frighteningly...

The King's School Open Morning

Saturday 18 October 2014

Meet The King’s School’s friendly staff and students during the Open Morning this October.

Get an insight into how Gloucester’s historic King’s School can develop your child, explore its famous Cathedral grounds...

Discovering Bats Day in Tewkesbury

Saturday 25 October 2014

Find out more about these misunderstood furry fliers at The John Moore Museum.

The John Moore Museum will be welcoming bat expert David Endacott, and a few of his furry fliers, to Tewkesbury, giving...

Chris and Pui Roadshow at the Everyman

Friday 31 October 2014

Chris and Pui are coming to the Everyman, hooray!

This Halloween, county children will be helping CBeebies duo Chris and Pui find Old MacDonald’s animals at the Everyman,...

Nature in Art Gift and Craft Fair

Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 November 2014

Nature in Art near Gloucester will be holding its incredibly popular Gift and Craft Fair once again this autumn.

Nature in Art’s annual Gift and Craft Fair will return this autumn, boasting an abundance of hand-crafted gifts, artist...

The Sooty Show in Cheltenham

Sunday 15 February 2015

Meet Sooty and co at the Everyman Theatre in February.

Join Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Richard at the Everyman for a magical, musical adventure ahead of Sooty’s birthday party, and...

Guides

Gloucestershire summer holidays guide

Keep the kids happy, out and about in Gloucestershire during the summer holidays with SoGlos’ jam-packed annual guide, sponsored by gloucestermuseums.co.uk.

This summer holidays in Gloucestershire, see SoGlos’s guide to keeping children of all ages entertained, and out...

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire school holiday dates guide

Get planning your family holidays with SoGlos’s handy Gloucestershire school holidays guide.

Get planning family vacations and daytrips with SoGlos’s comprehensive guide to school holiday dates in Gloucestershire.

News

First extended opening for Berkeley Castle in 2014

Berkeley Castle will remain open until the end of October this year, with an extended programme of events.

Berkeley Castle will remain open until the end of October for the first time this year, with an extended programme of...

National Trust campaigns for children to play outdoors

Running around in the rain is just one of the 50 Things to Do Before You’re 11 ¾, according to The National Trust.

From climbing trees and hunting for bugs to playing pooh sticks and picking wild berries, The National Trust hopes to...

Alpaca treks launched at Sudeley Castle

The new alpaca treks at Sudeley Castle are expected to prove popular with visiting families this summer.

Visitors to Sudeley Castle can now take a fluffy friend around the glorious grounds, thanks to the launch of its hour-long...

Hollywood Bowl to open at The Brewery

Hollywood Bowl is due to open at The Brewery in Cheltenham this autumn.

A 16-lane, state-of-the-art bowling complex, and the latest addition to the UK’s largest tenpin family, Hollywood Bowl,...

Children & Family events

The Falconry Weekend in Newent

Sunday 31 August 2014

The Planets Centenary exhibition at Holst Birthplace Museum

Sunday 31 August to Sunday 12 October 2014

PJ Crook's Planets at Holst Birthplace Museum

Sunday 31 August to Sunday 19 October 2014

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WOW Exhibition
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